• Deakin University

Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Communication

Evidence your communication skills for the workplace and progress in your career.

2,664 enrolled on this course

Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Communication
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Gather evidence to demonstrate your in-demand communication skills

Get an introduction to the importance of effective communication in the modern workplace, with this online course from Deakin University.

On this course, you’ll learn how to assess your workplace communication skills and gather evidence of skills that you can warrant to employers.

You’ll find out about practical strategies and tips for improving your interpersonal, presentation and writing skills.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand the role of effective communication in jobs today and in the future.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The role of communication in jobs today and in the future

  • The communication skills employers are looking for

  • Practical tips and strategies for improving your oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Evaluating your own skills and knowledge in communication against internationally recognised qualification frameworks

  • Gathering evidence to demonstrate your communication capabilities to employers.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain communication and its importance in the workplace
  • Describe the behaviours, skills and knowledge that exemplify good communication
  • Identify evidence to demonstrate communication skills and knowledge to employers.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at professionals – with or without a university qualification – with at least three to five years’ work experience. You will be looking to:

  • advance your current career

  • change your career path or industry

  • re-join the workforce after time away from work.

This course may also be of interest if you are a recent graduate or emerging career professional with less than three years’ experience and looking to plan your career.

Or you may be a job seeker looking to warrant your communication skills to employers.

What do people say about this course?

It was so useful to have a practical framework to measure my communication skills against. I will use it in future job applications and conversations with my supervisor - and it made me more self-confident too, as I realised just how much and how well I was communicating, without realising it! I also now have a guide for collecting evidence of my skills so that I can back up my claims with concrete examples. Thank you for a very useful, practical course.


Who will you learn with?

Dr Nicholas Patterson (Ph.D) is an academic professional and Alfred Deakin Medalist in Information Technology and Criminology who has been involved in cyber-security research projects and teaching.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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